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I didn't mean to imply that shabby work would be overlooked. But, let's say a contractor is sent to a property and the work order states that the property is to be cleared of all debris. No restrictions on personals or value of personals, ect. Everything is removed. Mr. Homeowner comes back and says there was $2500 worth of his personal belongings that are now gone.
This would, on the surface, appear to deflect any claims/chargebacks to the contractor. Since the contractor was following the instructions given him by the bank, (i.e. performing maintenence).
Or, let's say, while performing an inspection of a property, while executing a lock/GC work order (presale property), a contractor is walking the roof, to get the required photos, and steps on a weak spot in the roof causing the roof to leak a month later and damages are caused on the interior of the dwelling. No way for the contractor to know he has now caused a roof leak, since he didn't step through the roof.
The wording of this, appears, to protect the contractor from the bank coming back to say the contractor is responsible for causing damage to the property.
But, like your say Fremont, a lot more vetting is needed to see just how these new laws are going to affect our industry. Louisiana is not the only state that has recently passed such laws.